Larry Page on Google+: Now 10 million strong

On July 15, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Larry Page on Google+: Now 10 million strong

In a Google+ account, Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page announce one key statistic: Google+ has reached 10 million registered users. In the Google+ account, Page says: “Google+ is still only in field trial with limited access as we scale the system. Users have to be invited, sign up with a profile in order to use […]

Curing the Pitfalls of Speed Blogging

On July 14, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Curing the Pitfalls of Speed Blogging

Anyone can come up with a 350 word post on any topic in 15 minutes or less.  But then again, that 350 word post can be 340 words too long or 350 words too short.   Really, just like gifts, it’s the thought and skill that goes into the post that really matters. Often, well […]

Google+ to hit 20 Million by weekend

On July 13, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Google+ to hit 20 Million by weekend

Google+ (Plus) may already hit 10 million registered users and is expected to hit 20 million users by this weekend.  But it’s still a long way off from Facebook’s 750 million registered users. If Google were just counting on its estimated Gmail subscriber base, it won’t catch up with Facebook at all.  But perhaps the […]

Life after Google+: Going around in Circles

On July 12, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Life after Google+: Going around in Circles

Will Google+ (plus) bitch slap Facebook and Twitter?  Will the king of search become the king of social too? There are a number of ways to look at the brewing feud between Google+ and two of the most popular social media sites.  One way is to look at the numbers of registered users, another way […]

How to avoid being a victim of a Twitter hoax

On July 6, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on How to avoid being a victim of a Twitter hoax

Some things are just too juicy not to Tweet or re-Tweet.  There is the thrill of thinking that one is the first or at least among the first to tell the world about something that seems monumentally important at the moment.  Then there is the chance of becoming somewhat famous on twitter for a couple […]

Myspace employees down to 200, will Justin Timberlake turn things around?

On July 1, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Myspace employees down to 200, will Justin Timberlake turn things around?

From 1,400 employees two years ago, the number of employees at Myspace now number just around 200.  This development follows after News Corp. sold the social networking site to Specific Media and after Justin Timberlake, who portrayed Sean Parker in the movie “Social Network”, joined the company. Myspace, was sold for $580 million to Rupert […]

First look at Google+

On June 30, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on First look at Google+

The first wave of Google + (www.plus.google.com) invites will be going out soon and in the next few hours, we’ll probably see more posts with loaded with praises or criticisms.  The first few weeks of reviews won’t probably do much to prove or disprove the idea that the search giant’s social initiative will actually eat […]

Biz Stone leaves Twitter

On June 29, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in , , With Comments Off on Biz Stone leaves Twitter

  Biz Stone, co founder of Twitter, has decided to step away from the micro-blogging giant.  Word is that internal turbulence was at the root of his departure.  It seems like yet another twist in the growing plot that one article on Fortune says includes ”secret board meetings, executive power struggles, a plethora of coaches and […]

Will selling through Ensogo and other social buying sites damage your brand?

On June 28, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will selling through Ensogo and other social buying sites damage your brand?

I’ve been receiving pretty good offers from Ensogo over the past few weeks now and I am surprised by the amazingly low prices they have.  Almost every single thing is marked down or discounted by at least 50 percent and the quality of the stuff they are offering  seems pretty good. Ensogo, like Groupon, is […]

Twitter bucks… Is Twitter making real money out of Twitter?

On June 26, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Twitter bucks… Is Twitter making real money out of Twitter?

Will you buy something that was recommended to you on Twitter? The thing is, I wouldn’t even buy something that one of my best friends recommends to me.  But maybe I am not the sort of person who would be susceptible to any of my friend’s recommendations or perhaps it’s because my best friend always […]

Will we be watching more TV and movies on Facebook? Netflix CEO joins Facebook board

On June 24, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will we be watching more TV and movies on Facebook? Netflix CEO joins Facebook board

Facebook has actually made social connections more entertaining, rendering even some of my most boring relatives, friends, co-workers, and casual acquaintances a bit more interesting. Now that Netflix chairman and CEO Reed Hastings has joined Facebook’s board, I’m wondering what’s going to be down the road of my life on Facebook.  Will I one day […]

Social Intelligence Corp: Can it keep you from hiring a psychopath?

On June 23, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Social Intelligence Corp: Can it keep you from hiring a psychopath?

Last year a young and pretty female former co-worker at the Office of Senator Richard Gordon got in touch with me through Facebook chat.  Although I initially savored the idea that the conversation was going to be somewhat purely social, talk eventually turned to one particular facet of everyone’s life online: Will prospective employers Google […]

Facebook Statistics on Social Baker: Congo registers highest growth in six months

On June 22, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,, , With Comments Off on Facebook Statistics on Social Baker: Congo registers highest growth in six months

Waiting for Facebook to reach 1 billion users is just about as interesting as watching someone else play a video game or reading someone’s Facebook status about someone playing a game.  It does absolutely nothing for me. While the aggregate number of Facebook users seem substantial, it’s actually the component numbers in the tally that […]

Facebook advocacy gains ground: Armand Nocum’s Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library (KRIS)

On June 21, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Facebook advocacy gains ground: Armand Nocum’s Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library (KRIS)

With more than 26 million users, the Philippines is the 7th largest country in terms of Facebook users according to Social Bakers. While most people here use it to keep in touch with friends and family or play games, Facebook has become more than a diversion for at least one long time friend. Armand Nocum, […]

Hopes for a One Billion Facebook users fading?

On June 20, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on Hopes for a One Billion Facebook users fading?

  Facebook lost nearly 8 million active users in May this year and posted lower new user registrations in May, leading to speculations that the social networking giant’s target of reaching 1 billion users by February might take a bit longer. Notwithstanding that Goldman partners put a stamp of approval on the $50 billion valuation for […]

TV director almost killed by Facebook Friend

On June 17, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on TV director almost killed by Facebook Friend

A couple of days ago, a Filipino TV show actor-director was stabbed ten times by someone he had met on Facebook and invited to sleep in his home.  Ricardo “Ricky” Rivero, 39 years old, was allegedly stabbed by Hans Ivan Ruiz, 22, whom Rivero met over Facebook five months ago.  Ruiz denies stabbing Rivero but a […]

Will Point of Sale/Social Network Integration make us say goodbye to “Social Media Experts”

On June 7, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on Will Point of Sale/Social Network Integration make us say goodbye to “Social Media Experts”

The diamond water paradox ought to be revised.  These days a couple hundred shares of stock in Google or perhaps Facebook next year, can be worth more than a good sized diamond and may in certain ways be as essential as the water we need to continue living. Of course, we haven’t reached the point […]

Would it really matter if Facebook reaches 1 billion users by 2012?

On June 3, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Would it really matter if Facebook reaches 1 billion users by 2012?

Of course, for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, it would mean the world and then some. Perhaps the most important thing for Zuckerberg would be that he was right about his prediction.  When Facebook reached 500 million users last July, Zuckerberg said that it would be impossible for Facebook not to reach 1 billion users. That’s […]

Using Ovi App Wizard to turn your blog into an app

On June 2, 2011, Posted by , In BLOGGING,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Using Ovi App Wizard to turn your blog into an app

Despite reporting a hefty drop in sales because of stiff competition in the smartphone market, Nokia is still the world’s largest cellphone maker by volume. With more than a third of cell phones in the world being Nokia and a sizable chunk of those units being enabled for mobile internet, it would stand to reason that […]